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miser

Civil engineering a large hand-operated auger used for loose soils
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

miser

[′mī·zər]
(petroleum engineering)
A well-boring bit that is tubular with a valve at the bottom, and has a screw for forcing the earth upward. Also spelled mizer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Many cheapskates might find paying an annual fee for a credit card too much to stomach when so many cards, even ones with competitive rewards, charge none.
"We saw an opportunity to segue the success of the Kid to Kid model to a young adult concept with Uptown Cheapskate," Sloan says.
For example, the Cheapskate Marathon event on July 29th will notify Members each time a new wine is offered via Twitter on their handle, @WTSO (the website and mobile app always have the current deal, so anyone can view and purchase what item is being offered at any given time).
(My early adulthood passed before electronic devices became a conspicuous form of consumption.) But I came by my present attitude towards expenditure honestly and can even boast of being a third-generation cheapskate. My parents grew up during the Great Depression and learned to scrimp early in life.
Seriously, though, a cheapskate? Any more of that talk and she won't be getting the PS100 of gift vouchers for Comet.
Yeager, who is doing a national book tour on his bicycle, is the author of "Ultimate Cheapskate's Roadmap to True Riches."
The BEST releases of the week Cheapskate - Un Film Imaginaire THE fabulous Cheapskate has finally released his eagerly-anticipated debut album.
A group campaigning on behalf of young people said no real jobs were being created, while a union leader claimed the unemployment figures were being "massaged" with "cheapskate, low-paid projects".
WELL done, Luke Edwards (The Journal, February 4), for laying bare the cheapskate buy 'em in and sell 'em on policy which Mike Ashley has adopted at Newcastle United.
That's where "The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map To True Riches", Jeff Yeager's compendium of information, advice, suggestions, and resources will come in handy for the non-specialist general reader seeking to enjoy life more while spending less.
I was expecting some great revelation, like the equipment was finally going to become affordable--just what my cheapskate self was hoping for--or that new agreement had been reached on a final standard.
It's also really cheapskate. It looks like it was made for 50p and runs for barely an hour, though that feels like 10.